The Necklace Essays

  • The Necklace

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    most beautiful and well-known the only thing that matters in life? In the beginning of Guy de Maupassant’s short story, The Necklace, Madame Loisel, more commonly referred to as Mathilde, is depicted as having this thought process, lacking humility, and vain to say the least, but then experiences the hardships of poverty for ten years as a result of losing a borrowed necklace in the hopes of being the most beautiful at a party. By showing the reader how the character’s vanity brought the tiresome

  • Irony In The Necklace

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    Guy de Maupassant short story “The Necklace,” Madame Forestier is a school friend of Mathilde Loisel; she lends an expensive necklace to her to wear to the ball. Then unexpected news came that Mathilde has wasted her life trying to pay for the replacement of the necklace, when the real one was worth nothing. Mathilde Loisel has a physical beauty, but not the wealthy lifestyle she wants. Although she has a comfortable home and loving husband, she is so unsatisfied. The only time she was happy was

  • Conventions In The Necklace

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    Guy de Maupassant effectively uses the conventions of short stories in The Necklace to teach lessons about life. Firstly, de Maupassant employs many literary devices in The Necklace to engage the audience with the conventions of his short story. In addition, there are many similarities and differences between the real Cinderella story and The Necklace. Furthermore, the theme that people should not be slaves to the cruel whims of fortune but instead be satisfied with what they have transposes well

  • Loss In The Necklace

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    Pride brings fulfilment to people's lives on the surface, but below the surface it only brings destruction. In the short story, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, the author present this idea through his excessively prideful character, Mathilde Loisel. Mathilde Loisel, an unsatisfied woman, takes all of her perfectly valid possessions to be proud of and throws them away resulting in years of hardship for her and her husband. Mathilde Loisel’s pride is disguised by lovely experiences and luxurious

  • The Necklace Flaws

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    In the short story “The Necklace,” people get to experience a character with a several character flaws. The story is written by Guy de Maupassant, about a self-obsessed woman, Mathilde Loisel, and the problems she has to endure due to her own faults. She believes that she deserves more than what she already possesses and disagrees with anything or anyone that goes against her beliefs. Ultimately, Mathilde’s character is portrayed as ungrateful, cowardly, and insecure. There are many things that

  • Loyalty In The Necklace

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    The theme of “The Necklace” is to be happy with what you have, because in pursuing frivolous, unneeded items, one can lose sight of all that they do have. Mathilde deeply cares about how she portrays herself to the public, she may not be wealthy, but she wants to look wealthy. When Mathilde states, “Nothing. Only I have no dress, and therefore I can’t go to this ball…” (239). Mathilde doesn’t want to go to the ball because she wants to look her best, but doesn’t have the expensive dresses of the

  • The Necklace Expansion

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    more complete and detailed written work or set of comments based on something shorter. Madame Loisel, the main character of “The Necklace” by Juy de Maupassant, experiences expansion and development throughout the story. Madame Loisel, becomes more detailed over time, as shown throughout the story, “The Necklace” by Juy de Maupassant. Juy de Maupassant 's “The Necklace”, brings us Madame Loisel who expands and develops through exposure and access to her thoughts, emotions, and actions. One way

  • The Necklace Essay

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    In the short story “The Necklace” the main character Madame Mathilde Loisel shows self pity on herself because she doesn’t live a luxury lifestyle as she so truly desires. Mathilde is so blinded by a particular lifestyle Living a fine life in her community was a must to live in their society. The stories theme reflects that Mathilde is not associated with the wealthy social class but she tries her best to make her life seem not the same as how it truly is. I think Madame Mathilde is an extremely

  • Necklace Character Analysis

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    The short story “Necklace” involves thoughtful exploration of the character “Miss Loisel”, furthermore it talks about her dreams and wishes to be wealthy while being a French middle-class woman. The story describes her as pretty, lively girl who is “unlucky” to be born in a mid-class regular family. Her husband was also a clerk in the department of education. She’s dreaming of a fabulous life she’s not having. Money and wealth seduce Mme Loisel and she is very greedy and delusional. the short story

  • Figurative Language In The Necklace

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    short story, The Necklace, Mathilde, a poor girl, longs for having a rich life filled with fancy food, clothes, and jewelry. When Mathilde has the chance to go to a fancy dance, she would love to go, but is missing one thing, a fancy necklace. Mathilde borrows a diamond necklace for the dance. After, Mathilde realizes that the necklace is nowhere to be found, but she can’t admit she lost it, so she borrows money, works jobs, and with the help of her husband, she is able to buy a necklace to give back

  • Situational Irony In The Necklace

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    Appreciate what you have Have you ever been wounded at your parents, spouse, or anyone for not buying you “enough”, or for not having designer clothing, jewelry, and shoes in your close? In the story “The Necklace” by guy de Maupassant, gives a good lesson on how materialistic things don’t matter and how it can change your whole life. This story brings out the literary elements of situational irony, conflict, and theme. Both the conflict and irony helped exude the theme of “dissatisfaction is more

  • Loisel's Loss In The Necklace

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    In the story “The Necklace” a woman named Madame Loisel didn’t know the worth of everything she already had. She got suckered into thinking if she were born rich that she would be known and get all the attention from other men, even though she has a husband. Her downfall began with the necklace she had borrowed. Losing it caused her to go into debt and lead to her learning the lesson of being happy and thankful with the things she has and not what she wants. One main point to her downfall was that

  • The Necklace Rhetorical Analysis

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    "Compare the reactions of the main characters to their situations of poverty in 'The Necklace' and 'Veronica'" Acute poverty is difficult to imagine unless it has been experienced first hand, and one's perception of poverty is often proportional to one's social status or quality of life. 'The Necklace' by Guy de Maupassant, set mainly in an unspecified area of rural Africa, and 'Veronica' by Adawale Maja-Pearce, a nineteenth century story with a contemporary setting in Paris, both adopt poverty

  • Examples Of Matilde In The Necklace

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    Has there ever been such an envious person as matilde? The necklace by: is a story about a selfish and envious woman. Who pays dearly for her mistakes. The girl, or matilde was very selfish and envious throughout the story, she may even be stated as the most envious or selfish person ever. Throughout the story matilde was very selfish, and this shows very clearly. The first instance of this is when she spends her husband’s hunting money to buy an expensive dress for her to wear to a ball. This is

  • The Necklace Greed Quotes

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    Madame Loisel learns in “The Necklace” that being greedy is not the way you want to live your life. In the beginning of the story, Madame Loisel is a greedy and spoiled person that thinks she deserves the most because she is beautiful. For example, when Madame Loisel gets upset over not having a nice dress for the ball she starts to cry, “Two great tears ran slowly from the corners of her eyes towards the corners of her mouth” (18). She demonstrates how greedy she is by already having an invitation

  • The Necklace Rhetorical Analysis

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    Greed can blind In the short story “The Necklace” by Guy De Maupassant, the reader can conclude that this story shows a sense of greed and ungratefulness. The author uses rhetorical devices to convey this to his readers. As a reader, this story teaches me that I should never be greedy and to be thankful for what I have. One theme expressed in this short story is exploring the dangers of opting for a fake lifestyle through greed. The text states, “She had no dowry, no expectations, no means of becoming

  • The Necklace By Guy De Maupassant

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    “A borrowed cloak does not keep one warm”. In “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, Mme. Loisel is dissatisfied with her life, she believes that she deserves better. She was invited to a ball that was full of wealthy people, Mme. Loisel had nothing nice to wear and no jewelry. She decided to borrow a necklace from her friend. Later, unable to find it, Mme. Loisel wastes a huge portion of her life trying to repay her friend for the lost necklace. Mme. Loisel is ungrateful, self-conscious, and careless

  • The Necklace Literary Analysis Essay

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    Literary Analysis on The Necklace By: Guy de Maupassant In the story, “The Necklace”, Madame Loisel finally get to attend a high-class event, but her night is ruined when she loses a borrowed necklace. In this story Guy de Maupassant uses irony to entertain his audience. He conveys irony in his story by using his protagonist, plot, and the surprise ending. Maupassant uses Madame Loisel, the protagonist, to show irony in almost all it’s forms. Maupassant first shows irony thourgh Mathilde’s life

  • Comparing The Necklace 'And Civil Peace'

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    or how they want to use it in their lives. Two authors, Guy de Maupassant the author of “The Necklace”, and Chinua Achebe the author of “Civil Peace”, wrote short stories where views on materialism are portrayed by characters in similar and in different ways. Madame Loisel from “The Necklace” is a middle class woman who always dreams of becoming rich but ended being poor because of valuing the necklace more than anything to her that caused her happiness at first but years of suffering after . In

  • The Necklace And Maupassant's The Gift Of The Magi

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    Mathilde is the main character in the story “The Necklace” in which she lost a necklace and has to work to buy a new one. Della is the main character in the story “The Gift of the Magi” in which she sacrifices herself to buy a gift for her husband. Although Mathilde and Della are characters from different stories, they have many similar and different characteristics that are develop during the story. The first similarity between the two characters is that both are women, and both are beautiful.